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Brendan Steele |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 175
College: California-Riverside

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Brendan Steele jumped up the leaderboard with a bogey-free, 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of this week's BMW Championship.
Steele departed the course with 2.748 strokes gained over the field, today. Despite the great performance, he finished with the lowest score of his three-ball (Fowler -5, Holmes -4). The long hitter was a perfect 8-for-8 in scrambling opportunities, including a pair of par-savers from outside seven feet. Steele will begin the final round at 10-under 203. Sep 19 - 5:17 PM

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Brendan Steele makes his third BMW Championship appearance and second at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Steele last qualified for the BMW in 2013 (Conway Farms GC), where he finished 61st (of 70) on rounds of 75-68-72-77. In his only other appearance, he placed 68th (of 69) in the 2011 edition at Cog Hill G&CC. On both of those occasions, his season ended at the third leg of the FedExCup Playoffs, finishing 70th and 52nd, respectively, in the final FEC standings. This season, the 32-year-old enters the tournament ranked 60th in FEC points. He seemed to have momentum heading to the postseason posting a T7 at the Barracuda Championship and chasing with a T12 at the PGA Championship, but opened the Playoffs with a missed cut (by three) at The Barclays and a T44 at the Deutsche Bank on rounds of 70-67-72-75.
Sep 15 - 7:32 AM

Brendan Steele put a bow on his third PGA and first tour of Whistling Straits with a final-round, 5-under-par 32-35=67 in the 97th PGA Championship.

In two previous PGA's, Steele finished T58 in 2014 (Valhalla) and T19 in 2011 at Atlanta Athletic Club. With play still in progress, he's in the clubhouse at 10-under 278, currently tied tenth. Steele began the day at 5-under (T24) and 10 back, but just three swings from the overnight top 10. He circled six birdies on the card, including three straight at Nos. 4-6. Steele was bogey-free thru 17 holes, adding par breakers on eight, 14 and 16, before swallowing his lone bogey, three-putting the 18th from 43'11". It was just his third bogey of the week, T1 in that stat at the time he signed his card. Regardless, this will be the 32-year-old's best finish in six total major championship appearances.
Aug 16 - 5:12 PM

Brendan Steele followed his opening 69 at the 97th PGA Championship with another in today's second round.

Going out in the second threesome off the first tee in today's afternoon wave at Whistling Straits, Steele submitted respective nines of 36 and 33. He's had all facets of his game working all week. In today's stroll, he split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, picking off an eagle from inside four feet at the par-5 16th hole and two birdies, both kick-ins. Overall, he's 9-for-9 in scrambling with only one blemish, that a three-putt bogey from 22'1" at the par-3 seventh hole today. At 6-under 138, Steele is just one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Aug 14 - 6:21 PM

Brendan Steele got after it early at the 97th PGA Championship and posted bogey-free, 3-under-par 35-34=69, good for very early possession of the clubhouse lead.

He went out with the second threesome off the 10th tee at Whistling Straits this morning and hit 13 greens in regulation en route to three birdies. Alas, Steele's longest conversion dropped for par from just 10'7" at the par-3 third hole. He arrived having recorded a T7 in Reno on Sunday, a site where the 32-year-old has enjoyed repeated success, so it appears, at least early, that it proved as the ideal primer for the final major of 2015. Steele's only two previous paydays in five starts in the majors have occurred in this tournament.
Aug 13 - 1:07 PM

Brendan Steele settled for eight points in today's final round of the Barracuda Championship to conclude his fourth appearance in Reno at 40 points, currently T7 on the live leaderboard.

Steele boasts two top 10s in three tries in Reno, Nevada, and his effort this week will net him a third, but will fall short of his personal best of solo fourth in 2013. He began the day with 32 points (solo ninth) and nine points back. On his round, he striped 12 (of 14) fairways but will look to his 11 greens in regulation as the reason he didn't mount a further charge. Steele squared just four bogeys on the week, T1 in that stat at last check, but logged two of those today at the ninth and 17th, three-putting the latter from 26 feet seven inches. He penciled five birdies on the card, but four came at the par 5s, his other came from 2'5" at the par-4 sixth. The 32-year-old entered the week 56th in the FedExCup standings with three top 10s on 19 starts.
Aug 9 - 8:49 PM

Overnight co-leader Brendan Steele fell back with six points in the third round of the Barracuda Championship for a three-day total of 32, nine points adrift and down eight places on the leaderboard.

Steele began the day sharing the 36-hole lead with playing partner Andres Gonzales and a two-point advantage over two players. Trouble came early for the 32-year-old, dropping three points with a double bogey-7 at the second, which included a three-putt from three feet, seven inches. He bounced back with birdies on the fifth and sixth from outside 30 feet, the former coming via a pitch-in from off the green. After bogey at the seventh, Steele reached the break at zero points. He rallied with three birdies on his inward half at Nos. 11, 13 and 14, each from inside seven feet, but also missed two scoring chances from similar distances. Steele was the odds-maker favorite entering the week and for two rounds he played like it. He was T2 after 54 holes in 2013, eventually finishing solo fourth with a disappointing final day of three points, his best finish in three appearances and second top 10.
Aug 9 - 12:07 AM

With 18 points in his second round of the Barracuda Championship, Brendan Steele has assumed outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead with 26 points.

He's loved himself some Montrêux Golf and Country Club over the years. After top 10s in 2012 and 2013, he hung up a T25 last year. After going 7-for-7 in scrambling en route to a bogey-free lid-lifter this week, Steele hit 15 greens in regulation today but succumbed to a bogey at the par-3 third hole. It was his only blemish on a card that also featured an eagle hole-out from a greenside bunker at the par-5 second and seven birdies, the longest measuring 14'8" at the par-4 10th where he kicked off the loop. The 32-year-old is already in next week's PGA Championship, so he can focus merely on chasing his second PGA TOUR title and not the immediate rewards it yields.
Aug 7 - 7:52 PM

Brendan Steele finished in a tie for fifth place at last year's Quicken Loans and returns for another shot this week.

Steele has top 20s in each of his last two QLN appearances, but he'll take his talents to a new venue this year. After starting the season a perfect 12-for-12, he is three for his last six. Currently ranked 16th in strokes gained:tee-to-green, Steele should have no issues transitioning to Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.
Jul 28 - 12:08 AM

Brendan Steele enjoyed another good day at Le Golf National, putting up a 2-under-par 35-34=69 on Friday to reach 1-under 141 after 36 holes of the Alstom Open de France.

The American played this event in 2011 and 2012 and finished T7 on both occasions. Perhaps with half an eye on the 2018 Ryder Cup which will be played at this venue, he's made the trip again and is now on target for another top 10 in the French capital. Today, he traded two birdies with two bogeys on his opening nine and climbed into red figures with par breakers at 3 and 4. Steele, who sits 47th in the FedExCup rankings, will go into the weekend three shots behind Rafa Cabrera-Bello along with Ryder Cup duo Martin Kaymer and Victor Dubuisson.
Jul 3 - 12:38 PM

Brendan Steele descends upon TPC River Highlands for his fifth consecutive Travelers Championship.

Steele is 3-for-4 at TPC River Highlands with three top-15 finishes, including T5 in last year's edition where he opened in 8-under-par 62. On the season, he's cashed 14 times in 17 starts, highlighted by a T2 at the Humana Challenge back in January. The runner-up finish came in the midst of a 12 consecutive cuts made streak to begin his season, a run that ended with an early departure at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Since New Orleans, he's added two more MC over four starts, tossing in a T9 at the Wells Fargo Championship, but he was T4 after 54 holes. The 32-year-old was also T16 after 36 holes in his last start at the Memorial, but faded to a T63-finish, playing the weekend in 9-over-par, including a final-round 80.
Jun 23 - 3:08 PM

Brendan Steele settled for an even-par 35-37=72 in today's final round of the Wells Fargo Championship to post 10-under 278, good for a share of ninth place.

Steele began his final frame in a two-way tie for fourth, eight strokes behind the 54-hole leader Rory McIlroy. Barring a miracle finish and a McIlroy collapse, a victory was probably not in the cards, but he surely was hoping for better. On the round, Steele found seven (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation, canceling out three birdies with three bogeys. Not counting his chip-in birdie on No. 2, the 32-year-old holed just two birdie putts (each from inside of eight feet), finishing the day at 2.00 putts per GIR and a dismal -2.571 strokes gained: putting. On the plus side, this was Steele's first top 10 in five WFC appearances and third top 10 on the PGA TOUR season.
May 17 - 8:30 PM

Despite finding just five (of 14) fairways, Brendan Steele smoothed a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in today's third round at the Wells Fargo Championship to post 10-under 206; eight shots back at 54-hole mark.

Steele began the day in a five-way tie for eighth and four shots adrift of the 36-hole leaders. He kicked things off in style with birdie on the first from 19'8" and added two more circles to the card with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 fifth and a 9'7" drop on the par-5 seventh. The 32-year-old would continue to take advantage of the par-5s with another two-putt birdie on No. 10. Trouble off the tee on 11 and 12 led to his two bogeys on the round but he rebounded with par breakers on the 13th from 7'5" and the 16th from inside seven feet.
May 16 - 7:29 PM

Brendan Steele chased his opening 69 at the Wells Fargo Championship with another in today's second round to post 6-under 138 and sit four strokes off the pace of the overnight co-leaders.

After hitting 15 greens in regulation on Thursday, Steele amassed 16 today to lead the field with 31 through 36 holes. He converted five times for birdie on Friday, the longest stretching 26'10" at the par-3 second hole. He also squared two bogeys, including a three-putt from just inside 32 feet at the par-3 13th. Steele's best previous finish in four trips to Quail Hollow was a T30 last year. He hadn't connected red numbers in any edition until this week.
May 15 - 6:55 PM

Brendan Steele shot 3-under-par 33-36=69 in today's opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship, finishing four strokes back of the clubhouse lead.

Steele was a gem for several weeks before missing the cut in New Orleans and at TPC Sawgrass, so it's reassuring to know that he's closed the book on those short weeks at Quail Hollow. He amassed 15 opportunities to score today. They yielded six birdies, including respective rolls from 20'6" and 10'4" at Nos. 1 and 4. While he bogeyed the par-4 third, his ugliest effort came at the par-3 sixth. After missing the green pin-high to the right, Steele didn't find the putting surface until his third stroke, and then two-putted for double bogey from just 62 inches.
May 14 - 2:06 PM